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Guilty Verdict In Peanut Trial Should Send Warning

Food safety advocates say a guilty verdict in a rare federal food-poisoning trial should send a stern warning to anyone who may be tempted to place profits over people’s welfare.

09/20/2014

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3 Guilty In Ga. Salmonella-Tainted Peanut Trial

More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning trial that advocates said sends a stern warning to others who may be tempted to place profits over safety.

09/19/2014

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Jury Won’t Consider Deaths In Ga. Salmonella Trial

Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella.

09/18/2014

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Peanut, Almond Butter Recalled For Salmonella Risk

A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination. The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters.

08/20/2014

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Friday Is National Peanut Butter Day

This Friday, Jan. 24 is National Peanut Butter Day. According to the National Peanut Board, it takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter, and Americans spend almost $800 million a year on peanut butter.

01/24/2014

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Recipe: Mitch’s World-Famous Peanut Butter

Mitch Omer is the owner of Hell’s Kitchen restaurant in downtown Minneapolis. Since the restaurant opened 12 years ago, Omer’s been making his own peanut butter.

01/23/2014

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Feds Indict 4 In Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak

Four former peanut company employees have been charged with scheming to manufacture and ship salmonella-tainted peanuts that killed nine people including three in Minnesota, sickened hundreds and prompted one of the largest recalls in history.

02/21/2013

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Lunch Meat Maker Hormel Orders Up Skippy Sandwich

Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for Spam and other cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that it’s buying Skippy, the country’s No. 2 peanut butter brand, in its biggest-ever acquisition.

01/03/2013

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Hormel Foods Buying Skippy For About $700 Million

Hormel Foods apparently has a hankering for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich. The company primarily known for Spam and other cured, smoked and deli meats said Thursday that it’s buying Skippy, the country’s No. 2 peanut butter brand, for about $700 million.

01/03/2013

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Smucker’s Uncrustables Sold To Schools Recalled

Officials have told school lunch programs across the country to check to see if they have Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches that might contain peanut butter from a New Mexico company subject to a nationwide recall over salmonella contamination — and not to serve them.

10/19/2012

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Smucker’s Uncrustables Sold To Schools Recalled

Officials have told school lunch programs in 16 states to check to see if they have Smucker’s Uncrustables sandwiches that might contain peanut butter from a New Mexico company subject to a nationwide recall over salmonella contamination — and not to serve them.

10/18/2012

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Peanut Butter Recalled From Whole Foods, Target Stores

A recall of peanut butter has expanded, forcing some of the country’s largest stores to pull products off their shelves.

10/02/2012

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MN Resident Linked To Multistate Outbreak Of Salmonella

A Minnesota resident has been identified as a victim of the recent Salmonella outbreak associated with Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter.

09/25/2012

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Young Mankato Chef Is Finalist In Peanut Butter Contest

While a young chef in Mankato can barely reach the counter, his culinary creation is getting national attention.

03/04/2012

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Minn. Boy’s PB&J Could Win Him $25,000

A 7-year-old Minnesota boy could soon be $25,000 richer if his peanut butter and jelly are deemed delicious enough.

01/16/2012

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